General Considerations Concerning Pain Measurement

All methods of pain measurement share a common goal of accurately representing the human pain experience. Threshold measures of pain sensitivity are limited in that they do not assess changes in pain sensitivity that may occur over a wide range of noxious stimulus intensities. Although it is recognized that multiple methods of sensory testing are useful, including threshold and discrimination measures, this chapter will focus on direct scaling methods because they have the capacity to assess a wide range of responses to threshold and supra-threshold intensities, a characteristic that is most relevant to clinical pain assessment.

Baby Sleeping

Baby Sleeping

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Sleeping. Your baby is going to be sleeping a lot. During the first few months, your baby will sleep for most of theday. You may not get any real interaction, or reactions other than sleep and crying.

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